Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Community event to support young women's mentoring organization, Awesome Ambitions

Diversity and Inclusion Cabinet member Margaret Smith, serves on the advisory board of Awesome Ambitions, a community organization that provides mentoring and college-readiness for young women in the Kansas City Area.  Awesome Ambitions hosts an annual fundraiser concert event:

Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2016 5:30 PM Reception / 7:00 PM Concert
Location: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Auditorium (500 seat auditorium)
Address: 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111
Everyone is invited to arrive at the Nelson early that evening and tour the exhibits. Admission to the Nelson is free 
The Reception begins at 5:30pm. Ends at 6:30pm.
The Reception is free and available to everyone. Beverages and light refreshments will be available for purchase. VIP ticket holders will receive a food/drink ticket when they arrive. 
Doors to the Atkins Auditorium open at 6:20pm
Concert begins at 7pm
There will be 2 tiers of tickets to choose from. Each tier is a general admission area. This is a will call event so there will be no tickets to provide for entry. When you arrive to the auditorium an usher will escort you to your area to be seated. You will need to provide the name of the party you are associated with (ie. Name of the individual that purchased the tickets).

VIP: $100 (Also includes food/drink ticket to the reception and a special gift)
General Admission: $50

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Student organizations to host Orlando remembrance event, 6/20, noon

Student Governing Council, Student Diversity Council and the LGBT & Allies Organization will host a remembrance event, We Are Orlando & We Are KUMC on Monday, June 20 at noon in the SON Atrium.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Counseling and support services available re: Orlando events

A message from KUMC Student Services:
Our heart breaks for the known dead, 53 injured, the traumatized, grieving/worried friend and loved ones, members of the LGBTQ community, and all those whose anxiety will be heightened around safety. We are thankful for first responders, medical staff, and acts of kindness that occurred during the tragic events in Orlando this weekend.
KU Medical Center is committed to inclusiveness for all members of our community. If you know of students who might benefit from support, please encourage them to contact Counseling & Educational Support Services ( For non-students, please feel free to contact me directly for a list of community resources (
Larry Long, Ph.D., Psychologist / Senior Director
Counseling & Educational Support Services

Friday, June 3, 2016

BSN grad commissioned as Navy Nursing Corp officer

Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate is commissioned as officer in Navy Nursing Corps

For the first time in recent memory, a University of Kansas School of Nursing graduate has been commissioned as an active military officer during an official Navy Ceremony on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus.
Gunnery Sgt. Justin Williams, who received his diploma last weekend from the KU School of Nursing, was commissioned as Ensign Justin Williams in the United States Navy during a ceremony in the School of Nursing Atrium.